NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN) World Cinema

NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN)

Following the film, AFI FEST Senior Programmer Claudia Puig leads a conversation with filmmaker Michel Franco.

This unflinching, provocative and riveting sociopolitical thriller depicts society at a terrifying breaking point. Class warfare has erupted into widespread chaotic violence in this essential story of an attempted overthrow of the privileged ruling class in contemporary Mexico City. The repercussions of colonialism, a vast imbalance of power and massive income inequality have sparked the uprising, symbolized here by the clash of wealthy white wedding guests with the brown-skinned staff that serve them. This is an urgent, timely and believably dystopian depiction of a coup d’état that is unsparing and unsettling. Mexican writer-director Michel Franco brilliantly sets up the insufferably casual ease of the rich and privileged, then shatters it powerfully. Woman and children of all classes seem to suffer the most collateral damage in this nuanced, harrowing and thoroughly relevant film.
–Claudia Puig

Michel Franco has put Mexican cinema in the global spotlight. The films he has written, directed and produced include CHRONIC, APRIL’S DAUGHTER, and AFTER LUCÍA. Michel’s new film, NEW ORDER (NUEVO ORDEN), a dystopian drama, was recently awarded with the Silver Lion (Grand Jury Prize) at Venice Film Festival 2020.

Eréndira Nuñez Larios
TEOREMA
enunezlarios@gmail.com

Screenings

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Details

Country: Mexico

Year: 2020

Director: Michel Franco

Screenwriter: Michel Franco

Producers: Michel Franco, Eréndira Núñez Larios, Cristina Velasco

Executive Producers: Lorenzo Vigas, Diego Boneta, Charles Barthe, Cecilia Levy Franco

Director of Photography: Yves Cape

Editors: Oscar Figueroa Jara, Michel Franco

Production Designer: Claudio Ramírez Castelli

Cast/Featuring: Naian González Norvind, Diego Boneta, Mónica del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle, Darío Yazbek, Eligio Meléndez

Running Time (minutes): 88

Language: Spanish

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